Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
it in his mug ahead of time. >>> the science of e-mail fund-raising. how the obama campaign mastered the art of asking for money over and over again. bloomberg businessweek's josh green joins us next with an exclusive first look at his new piece on "morning joe." >>> beautiful picture of the sun coming up over washington. joining us now from d.c., senior national correspondent for "businessweek," josh green looks at the science behind the obama campaign's very successful e-mail blasts. maybe you even saw them. josh writes in part, "one fascination in a presidential race mostly bereft of intrigue was the strange, incessant and weirdly overfamiliar e-mails that emanated from the obama campaign. anyone who shared an address with the campaign soon started receiving messages from barack obama with subject lines like "join me for dinner?" or "it's officially over," "it doesn't have to be this way," or just "wow." jon stewart mocked them on the daily show, the hairpin likened them to notes from a stalker, but they worked. most of the $690 million obama raised online came from fund-raising e-mails."
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
another crack at that science question. clarify an answer he gave to "gq" when he was asked about the age of the earth. remember, senator rubio took a little grief, saying that he was not qualified to answer the question, calling it, quote, one of life's great mysteries. remember, i'm not a scientist, man, the whole thing. yesterday, mike, i guess you spoke to him as part of the "playbook" breakfast and you gave him a chance to explain that answer. let's listen. >> how old do you think the earth is? >> first of all, the answer i gave was trying to make the same point the president made a few years ago, and that is there is no scientific debate on the age of the earth. i mean, it's established it. pretty definitively. at least 4.5 billion years old. i was referring to a theological debate which is a pretty healthy debate. >> mike, what did you come away with talking to marco rubio yesterday? >> people in the room came away thinking that he was really smooth, really on his game. and this is an example of that. he had that very clumsy sort of dismissive answer when he was asked by "gq" befor